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Food Print

Food and meals have fascinated artists for centuries. If some of them are interested in still lifes and vanitas artworks, many use food in order to criticise the over abundance that our consumerist society encourages. They create figurative art evoking food from fast food chains and supermarkets as well as the highly branded packaging. Artsper presents a selection that will delight your senses, discover famous foods and brands from our consumer society and traditional representations of food: a real artistic menu that will whet your appetite!


But before exploring our selection, why not take a few moments to explore the relationship that links art and food? Eating is a necessary activity for human survival and food plays an important role in our societies and cultures, so it's not surprising that it is a popular subject in the history in art. In Western art, food has been used symbolically, for illustrating a theme and in order to allow artists to showcase their talent in portraying any subject realistically.


In Ancient Greece, artists represented banquets and feasts through painting and mosaics. In Ancient Egypt, drawings of food were found inside funeral chambers as Egyptians believed that due to magical properties, these drawings would provide the sustenance that the deceased needed in the afterlife. However, it was especially from the Renaissance onwards that food became a more recurrent theme. From the 17th century, especially in Holland, Spain and Italy, food became a separate theme and many still lifes focused solely on the subject. Painters depicted with an impressive level of realism and detail abundant displays of food which often included game, seafood, exotic citruses and grapes. Many such paintings have been interpreted as referring to the transient nature of luxury or the dangers of greed. By the end of the 19th century however, artists turned more to genre scenes and depicted food in more realistic settings. As the Realism movement flourished, they even depicted peasant meals.  


The arrival of consumerism in the mid 20th century disrupted the role of food in art. Food started to be carefully packaged and branded and it became a means of communication. Several food items such the Coca Cola bottle, the Campbell's canned food or the classic hamburger have reached the rank of icon. Artists often use such foods in their work to comment on and criticise the society around them.


In contemporary art, artists continue to depict foods in paintings but they also use it to create installations, performance art and photographs. Today there seem to be an infinite number of possibilities for food in art.


If you're looking for a painting for your kitchen, why not choose one that reflects the activities taking place in this oh-so-important room? The same goes for your dining room! On Artsper you'll find a wide range of choice, from classical still lifes painted with impressive realism to pop art works and almost abstract ones that evoke food and meals only in passing. With our selection, you're sure to find the work of art for you.

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Toctoc, Février 2104, Print

Toctoc

Février 2104, 2020
35.4 x 27.6 x 0.4 inch
Print

$559

Jean-Paul Veison Marcelli, Pomme. B, Print

Jean-Paul Veison Marcelli

Pomme. B, 2020
19.7 x 19.7 x 0.1 inch
Print

$248

Karine Giboulo, Pain Killer, Print

Karine Giboulo

Pain Killer, 2014
17 x 27 x 1 inch
Print

$1,650

Teko van Kuyk, Pineapple in Blue #1 (small), Print

Teko van Kuyk

Pineapple in Blue #1 (small), 2020
11.8 x 7.9 x 2 inch
Print

$244

Julian Opie, Still life with aubergines and cucumber, Print

Julian Opie

Still life with aubergines and cucumber, 2001
15.4 x 25.6 inch
Print

$4,716

Antoni Miralda, Salade Joséphine, Print

Antoni Miralda

Salade Joséphine, 1980
29.9 x 22 x 0 inch
Print

$745

Agnieszka Mazek, Moments part II, Print

Agnieszka Mazek

Moments part II, 2009
13.4 x 16.5 inch
Print

$372

Jorien Stel, All This and Chocolate Too, Print

Jorien Stel

All This and Chocolate Too, 2020
27.6 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch
Print

$496

Eva Fischer, Still life with a fruit basket and roses, Print

Eva Fischer

Still life with a fruit basket and roses, 1975
19.7 x 27.6 x 0 inch
Print

$372

Leonardo Vecchiarino, Angel, Print

Leonardo Vecchiarino

Angel, 2019
16.9 x 16.9 x 0.4 inch
Print

$186

Tony Wang (aka Wrongwroks), Itadakimasue, Print

Tony Wang (aka Wrongwroks)

Itadakimasue, 2005
17.7 x 23.6 inch
Print

$621

Victoria Zhivotneva, Just vibes, Print

Victoria Zhivotneva

Just vibes, 2020
8.3 x 11.7 inch
Print

$310

Levalet, Sheep, Print

Levalet

Sheep, 2017
23.6 x 31.5 inch
Print

$348

Bernard Buffet, Le lapin, Print

Bernard Buffet

Le lapin, 1955
21.7 x 29.1 inch
Print

$2,296

Nathalie Grall, La jeune et la vieille, Print

Nathalie Grall

La jeune et la vieille, 2010
5.9 x 7.9 inch
Print

$323

Alain Gilier, Série 2, Cannette, 1.1-3, Print

Alain Gilier

Série 2, Cannette, 1.1-3, 2017
23.2 x 33.1 inch
Print

$348

Vasil Angelov, Snow White, Print

Vasil Angelov

Snow White, 2018
39.4 x 27.6 inch
Print

$621

Alessandra Bisi, Fruits in the markets of the world (Mondo si Collection Fruit), Print

Alessandra Bisi

Fruits in the markets of the world (Mondo si Collection Fruit), 2018
21.7 x 15.7 x 0 inch
Print

$248

René Magritte, Souvenir de Voyage, Print

René Magritte

Souvenir de Voyage, 2010
23.6 x 17.7 x 0.1 inch
Print

$1,105

Julia Chausson, Fruits & Légumes, Print

Julia Chausson

Fruits & Légumes, 2019
13 x 9.8 inch
Print

$62

Julia Chausson, Gateau miel, Print

Julia Chausson

Gateau miel, 2020
13 x 10 inch
Print

$62

Fernand Léger, Nature morte à la Coupe de Fruit, Print

Fernand Léger

Nature morte à la Coupe de Fruit, 1950
21.7 x 29.7 x 0.1 inch
Print

$5,213

Thomas Dellert, One banana republic Warhol dollar, Print

Thomas Dellert

One banana republic Warhol dollar, 2020
17.7 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch
Print

$2,730

La Fabrique du Sourire, Les sourires sont cuits..., Print

La Fabrique du Sourire

Les sourires sont cuits..., 2016
11.8 x 11.8 inch
Print

$155

La Fabrique du Sourire, 5 Sourires par jour, Print

La Fabrique du Sourire

5 Sourires par jour, 2016
11.8 x 11.8 inch
Print

$155

Giuseppe Fortunato, Banane jaune, Print

Giuseppe Fortunato

Banane jaune, 2017
19.7 x 13.8 x 0 inch
Print

$211

Tehos, Five minutes after Suicide, Print

Tehos

Five minutes after Suicide, 2016
23.4 x 16.5 x 0 inch
Print

$310

Teko van Kuyk, Pineapple in Rose #3 (big), Print

Teko van Kuyk

Pineapple in Rose #3 (big), 2020
19.7 x 15.7 x 2 inch
Print

$307

Teko van Kuyk, Pineapple in Rose #2 (small), Print

Teko van Kuyk

Pineapple in Rose #2 (small), 2020
11.8 x 7.9 x 2 inch
Print

$244

Teko van Kuyk, Pineapple in Rose #1 (small), Print

Teko van Kuyk

Pineapple in Rose #1 (small), 2020
11.8 x 7.9 x 2 inch
Print

$244

Teko van Kuyk, Pineapple in Purple #3 (small), Print

Teko van Kuyk

Pineapple in Purple #3 (small), 2020
11.8 x 7.9 x 2 inch
Print

$244

Teko van Kuyk, Pineapple in Purple #2 (big), Print

Teko van Kuyk

Pineapple in Purple #2 (big), 2020
19.7 x 15.7 x 2 inch
Print

$307

Teko van Kuyk, Pineapple in Purple #1 (small), Print

Teko van Kuyk

Pineapple in Purple #1 (small), 2020
11.8 x 7.9 x 2 inch
Print

$244

Teko van Kuyk, Pineapple in Blue #2 (big), Print

Teko van Kuyk

Pineapple in Blue #2 (big), 2020
19.7 x 15.7 x 2 inch
Print

$307

Teko van Kuyk, Pineapple in Blue #2 (big), Print

Teko van Kuyk

Pineapple in Blue #2 (big), 2020
19.7 x 15.7 x 2 inch
Print

$307

Teko van Kuyk, Pineapple in Black #3 (small), Print

Teko van Kuyk

Pineapple in Black #3 (small), 2020
11.8 x 7.9 x 2 inch
Print

$244

Teko van Kuyk, Pineapple in Black #2 (small), Print

Teko van Kuyk

Pineapple in Black #2 (small), 2020
11.8 x 7.9 x 2 inch
Print

$244

Teko van Kuyk, Pineapple in Black #1 (big), Print

Teko van Kuyk

Pineapple in Black #1 (big), 2020
19.7 x 15.7 x 2 inch
Print

$307

Karine Giboulo, Maharaja Mac, Print

Karine Giboulo

Maharaja Mac, 2013
15.7 x 16.5 x 0.4 inch
Print

$900

Giuseppe Fortunato, Spremuta mista (mele), Print

Giuseppe Fortunato

Spremuta mista (mele), 2017
19.7 x 13.8 x 0 inch
Print

$199

Ramon Maiden, Mucha III, Print

Ramon Maiden

Mucha III, 2018
20.7 x 13.2 inch
Print

$310

Clémence Thienpont, Hipster Oyster, Print

Clémence Thienpont

Hipster Oyster, 2019
11.8 x 7.9 inch
Print

$50

Cobalt Mural, Les 4 saisons, Print

Cobalt Mural

Les 4 saisons, 2020
23.6 x 9.8 x 0 inch
Print

$74

Mark Fontaine, Oranges, Print

Mark Fontaine

Oranges, 2019
16.9 x 23.6 x 0 inch
Print

$186

Art Grafts, Yes She Can, Print

Art Grafts

Yes She Can, 2019
24 x 20 inch
Print

$993

Romina Animor Lazzaro, Aeolian House - Landscape Collection, Print

Romina Animor Lazzaro

Aeolian House - Landscape Collection, 2020
7.2 x 5.1 inch
Print

$186

Mario Avati, Apple and Tower, Print

Mario Avati

Apple and Tower, 1960
2.2 x 2.6 x 0.1 inch
Print

$372

Mario Avati, Breadwinner, Print

Mario Avati

Breadwinner, 1970
2 x 2.6 x 0 inch
Print

$372

Eugène Baboulène, Nature morte, Print

Eugène Baboulène

Nature morte, 1981
15 x 19.7 inch
Print

$186

Antoni Miralda, Love from Manhattan, Print

Antoni Miralda

Love from Manhattan, 1980
29.9 x 22 x 0 inch
Print

$745

Antoni Miralda, Ensalada Rusa, Print

Antoni Miralda

Ensalada Rusa, 1980
29.9 x 22 x 0 inch
Print

$745

Sofia Maria Paz, Feed the Birds, Print

Sofia Maria Paz

Feed the Birds, 2019
28 x 22 x 1 inch
Print

$1,400

Sofia Maria Paz, You're a Peach, Print

Sofia Maria Paz

You're a Peach, 2019
28 x 22 x 1 inch
Print

$1,400

Victoria Zhivotneva, Gabbani Grocery Shop, Print

Victoria Zhivotneva

Gabbani Grocery Shop, 2020
8.3 x 11.7 inch
Print

$310

The Dotmaster, Tea, Print

The Dotmaster

Tea, 2013
15 x 22.4 inch
Print

$149

Xiao Duzi, Untitled, Print

Xiao Duzi

Untitled, 2020
9.4 x 18.7 x 0.1 inch
Print

$100

Daneïs, Bol de fraises, Print

Daneïs

Bol de fraises, 1982
10.6 x 14.6 inch
Print

$236

Daneïs, Groseilles et pot, Print

Daneïs

Groseilles et pot, 1982
10.6 x 14.6 inch
Print

$236

Daneïs, Pommes vertes, Print

Daneïs

Pommes vertes, 1982
10.6 x 14.6 inch
Print

$236

Daneïs, Pommes rouges, Print

Daneïs

Pommes rouges, 1982
11.4 x 14.6 inch
Print

$236

Javier Mariscal, El Mercado de Nueva Delhi, Print

Javier Mariscal

El Mercado de Nueva Delhi, 2016
27.6 x 19.7 inch
Print

$869

Ann Bridges, Three Butterfly cakes, Print

Ann Bridges

Three Butterfly cakes, 2019
20.3 x 20.3 x 1.2 inch
Print

$1,075

Adrian Marden, Bread, Print

Adrian Marden

Bread, 2019
33.1 x 23.4 x 0.4 inch
Print

$716

Adrian Marden, Milk, Print

Adrian Marden

Milk, 2018
33.1 x 23.4 x 0.4 inch
Print

$716

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